Nation of Wimps: Overprotective Parents

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This course examines the approaches to parenting in our current culture. The styles of parenting in today’s culture are more abstract and permissive regarding limits and discipline. These behaviors are manifested by students whose misbehaviors are modeled and protected by parents and media. The family dynamics in society are very different then previous generations. Social attitudes regarding values and children along with overprotective parenting are issues in schools and classrooms. Ways of addressing these complex social and family dynamics are presented. Educators will research and develop writings and activities regarding these issues for school applications.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

A Nation Of Wimps The High Cost of Invasive Parenting

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Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the historical progression of rules and unrealistic expectations that have been implemented in society to protect children from themselves.
  2. Teachers will look at how schools have been blamed for all of society problems and how schools have taken on the responsibility of addressing all potential situations.
  3. Educators will examine social change that have taken place and that shifts have placed the burden of responsibility from individuals or parents onto other institutions, teachers, social support staff and school systems.
  4. Teaches will explore ways to discern problem situations and then place the burden of responsibility where it belongs and to address overly protective parents.
  5. Educators will then research this topic as it relates to their society, personal lives as well as its impact on schools, classrooms, students and apply solutions to these issues.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

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A Nation Of Wimps The High Cost of Invasive Parenting

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(3 Semester Graduate Credits)